Keep up with our efforts to spread the word about health-care cost, quality and safety.
Here are recent reports about these campaigns, in the media and professional literature.
Boston Globe: Diagnostic Testing Carries its Own Risks
Harvard Business Review: How to Stop the Overconsumption of Health Care
Men’s Journal: When to Say No to Your Doctor
Seattle Times: Report: Unneeded Tests Putting Patients at Risk
Los Angeles Times: When the Worst Medical Advice Comes From the Patient
Health Affairs: When Less is More
BioMed Central: Communicating information about “what not to do” to consumers
New York Times: We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer
The Atlantic: You’re Getting Too Much Healthcare
The Today Show: When is it OK to Say No to Your Doctor?
Employee Benefits News: What employees should reject when they’re expecting
Journal of Hospital Medicine: Focusing on value: This time is different
Center for American Progress: Reducing the Cost of Defensive Medicine
The Plain Dealer: Stay Away From These Pain Relievers
AARP blog: Your Role in Choosing Wisely
Annals of Family Medicine: The Price of False Beliefs
Archives of Internal Medicine: Implementing High-Value, Cost-Conscious Diabetes Mellitus Care
Annals of Internal Medicine: The Overuse of Diagnostic Imaging and the Choosing Wisely Initiative
New York Times blog: Overtreatment is Taking a Harmful Toll
Institute of Medicine: Improving ROI in Health Care by Reducing Overuse & Misuse – Large Employers’ Perspectives
Boston Globe: Consumer Reports score Mass. physician practices
Healthcare Marketing Exchange: Consumer Reports New Ratings of Doctors: It’s All About Patient Experience
New York Times: Let’s (Not) Get Physicals
Health Affairs Blog: Choosing Wisely: Doctors Want to Do the Right Things
Archives of Internal Medicine:Are the Top 5 Recommendations Enough to Improve Clinical Practice?
Bucks blog, New York Times: Help in Deciding if Medical Tests Are Needed
The Blog, Huffington Post: Choosing Wisely: Physicians Step to the Front in Health Care Reform
CBS News: Five medical tests to think twice about
New York Times: Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients
New York Times (Editorial): Do You Need That Test?
CBS News: Unnecessary Medicine
ABC News: How to Talk Down Your Hospital Bill
National Journal: Consumers Get Unnecessary Heart Tests
Chain Drug Review: ‘Risky trade-offs’ in Rx use, Consumer Reports poll finds